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First aid emergency: What to do when someone has a stroke

First aid emergency: What to do when someone has a stroke

Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

What to do when a stroke happens

Strokes are a serious medical emergency, requiring urgent attention.

A stroke is a serious life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention, so it’s important to immediately call 999 if you suspect a stroke.

Recovery Position 101

Recovery Position 101

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Training

Perfecting the simple recovery position manoeuvre will contribute towards a casualty’s speedy recovery and the best part is you can practice at home with the help of our Recovery Position 101. 

How to manage your health and safety

How to manage your health and safety

Date: Friday, 04 March 2016. -  
Blog, Courses, Training

The introduction of health and safety dates back to 1802 with the Factory Act, the UK’s first law protecting the welfare of people at work.  This act prohibited pauper apprentices from night work and working hours were reduced to 12 hours a day.

During the 1800s factory workers were at high risk of severe injury due to the operation of machinery without safeguards and clumsiness linked with long hours and fatigue. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then but health and safety measures are still crucial and the safety and welfare of employees should be top of the agenda. 

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

How to treat a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

Date: Thursday, 03 March 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) often occurs without any warning when the electrical activity of a heart becomes so chaotic that it stops pumping blood around the body. In the UK, there are 30,000 cardiac arrests each year out of hospital, and only one in 10 victims survive to be discharged.

When someone suffers an SCA, every minute that goes by without them receiving help decreases their chance of survival by 10%.  Even an untrained person can take action to help someone suffering from an SCA, help which could potentially be life saving. 

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